Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
minutes. it'll be moderated by jim lehrer and we're told there's no audience participation. this debate will focus on domestic policies, things like healthcare, the economy and the role of the government. but while the two candidates were off the trail yesterday getting ready and prepping for the big debate, their wives are giving us a little bit of insight. >> i get so nervous at these debates, and, you know, i'm like one of those parents watching their kid on the balance beam. he doesn't need much advice. i mean, he's been doing this for quite some time. >> almost after every answer that he gives, he'll find me in the audience to see was that good, was that okay? >>reporter: something president obama has really had the momentum as of late. the polls show that this race is tightening up, esal
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
the american people can succeed. >> reporter: the 90 minute debate moderated by jim layer was the first opportunity for the candidates to go head-to- head. at times it was heated. >> solyndra and tester and inner one. i had a friend who said you don't just pick the winners and losers, he picks losers. >> for 18 months he's been running on the tax plan and now five weeks before the election he's saying the big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: there was this memorable moment. >> 20 years ago i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed the marry me. >> i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: despite that one moment, the candidates didn't seem to agree much and really pushed each other on their policies and proposals that were talked about during this debate. for what happens next? of course both campaigns will try to spin this and declare a victory of sorts, the surrogates are out and about and talking to members of the media. of course we're going to have to wait and see what the voters think. in denver, colorado, i'